Ridiculously pleased to announce that my grimdark-yet-madcap fantasy novel, Brothers of the Knife, is due for release from Omnium Gatherum in January 2019. Brothers of the Knife is the first book in the Children of Bane series, and tells the story of Akmenos, a humble cook plunged into a world of murder, deception and terrible food puns.
Akmenos only ever wanted to bake a perfect soufflé, but the murder of an elvish prince at his banquet table sweeps him into a spiral of intrigue, deception and betrayal which is bigger than even his biggest casserole dish.
Caught in a desperate struggle between warring nations and shadowy organisations, Akmenos must stay one step ahead of the sinister figures intent on hunting him down ‒ his own brothers among them ‒ while he tries to clear his name, unmask the true killer, and find a decent cup of tea.
Stumbling from one misadventure to another across continents and planes as the world and his family crumble around him, Akmenos will need to be stronger than he ever thought he could be ‒ stronger even than the blue cheese down the bottom of the larder that should’ve been thrown out months ago.
Pre-orders will be available soon, in the meantime you can go ahead and mark it up as “To Read” over at Goodreads!